long loose two strand twists
Hair Styling

4 Ways You Haven’t Styled Your Hair Yet –But Should

It’s very common to feel like you’re running out of ways to style your natural hair. This is especially true if you have fine hair. Not all natural hair styles will automatically look good on you.

In some cases you still want to style your hair in a certain way but need options to modify the hairstyle.

In spite of the difficulties you have had styling your hair, never forget. You are a wonderful creation carved out by God Himself. From the strands of hair on your head to the toenails on your feet. You are awesome!

My Early Natural Hair Days

When I first went natural, the only way I knew to do my hair was to straighten it out with a flat iron and either put some curlers in it (never mind the fact that I had natural curls to begin with) or throw it in a ponytail.

YouTube was not even a resource for natural hair styling ideas. Or, at least I was not aware of it. Remember, we are talking about 15 years ago. Frustration much?

Now there’s an explosion of naturalistas all over the place and hairstyling options are in abundance. Yet still, not many of them are great for those of us with fine natural hair. Blah.

That’s where I come in.

The four hairstyles shared below may not be uncommon to you or maybe you haven’t thought about trying them the way I’m about to share them. Either way, these natural hairstyles can be rocked for days on end and they will look good if your hair is fine or not.

Buns Created with Puff Cuff Minis

two high buns

The Puff Cuff is a curly girl’s best asset and thankfully it comes in various sizes because depending on the density and length of your hair, you have options. The minis are a great size for those with less dense hair. You can create more volume when doing mini buns or one big bun while putting no stress at all on your strands. That’s the best thing a lady with fine hair could ask for.

Puff Cuff Minis are now available on Amazon:

Loose twists

Seriously one of the best hairstyles to make fine hair look fuller. When twists are done very loosely on blown out or stretched hair with the curl pattern “blurred” the scalp is less visible and the twists appear more lush and plump.

The length of your hair really doesn’t matter. Fullness can be achieved on any length with loose twists.

long loose two strand twists

Stretched out curls

Stretched equals less tangling and less breakage. When you wear your hair out, you won’t have to worry about the massive amount of tangling that occurs when hair is curled in its natural state. Banding and threading your hair in sections will help stretch your curls out.

Stretched hair can also be fuller hair if you don’t stretch it out too  much. Curls are still apparent but there’s a bit less definition. This can be achieved perfectly on old twist outs, braid outs or wash and go’s. Just band or thread the hair over night for a more stretched look.

Check this post out: 3 Little Known Ways to Gently Stretch Natural Hair Without Heat

stretched out old twist out

A “Protective” Wash ‘n Go

The wash and go – you either love it or hate it.

Yet, there’s many ways to slay a wash and go. Your curl pattern does not matter. The sole keys for an effective wash and go are the technique and products you use.  By setting your curls in a wash and go with a hold level of at least 6 using some gel over your leave in conditioner or other styler, you’ll be able to rock a wash and go on fine hair without it being weighed down. But, remember this is a protective wash and go so you’re not going to be wearing it out per say. You’re going to use this textured curly style as a base to… protective style: a French roll or high buns, low buns or mid height buns with tendrils. You can even add a few twists in the front of your head to give your styles more interest. SimplyDivineCurls on Youtube does a fantastic job of protective styling wash and go hair.

No more boring styling options!

Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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